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1 (Cross-Curricular Categories) How To Cite A SiteCommon SenseUnit 2 Lesson 4(Cross-Curricular Categories)Information Literacy*Fifth Grade Only*
2 Learning Objectives Students will be able to .. explain the value of giving proper citations.name the components of an MLA style citation for different types of websites.create MLA style citations for online articles and professional sites.
3 IntroductionHAVE students name some books, magazines, newspapers, and websites they have used for research papers and projects. Remind them that these are called their “sources” of information.
4 Vocabularysource: a reference work or firsthand document
5 IntroductionWhy would someone reading your paper want to know what sources you used?To make sure what I wrote is true To make sure I got my information from a trustworthy sourceIn case they are interested in finding out more aboutthe subject
6 IntroductionHow do people reading your report figure out what sources you used?People can look at the sources listed in the report’sbibliography.
7 Vocabularycitation: key information about a source used for a report or other research project, including its author, title, publisher, and date of publicationGUIDE students to understand that listing a source’s citation, which often includes the author, title, and thedate that the source was published, not only helps people locate that source elsewhere, but it’s also a sign ofrespect.
8 Vocabularybibliography: a list of the sources used for a report or other research project, including books, article, videos, and websitesDISCUSS how a bibliography is a key part of any research project. It is the part that tells others which sourcesyou used to gather the information used in the project. It allows others to decide for themselves whether thosesources are trustworthy.
9 GUIDE students through the handout, which explains how to cite two types of online sources: online articles and professional sites. You may want to tell students that this citation format was created by the Modern Language Association, or MLA, an organization of college teachers in English and foreign languages. It is one of the most widely used and respected formats, so it’s a good one to learn.
11 Citing Online SourcesWhy do you think it is important to include the date you visited the site?Information on a website can easily be changed. Later on, the site you used as a source might contain different information than it did on the day you visited.
12 Vocabularyupdate: to revise a website to include the most recent information
13 Citing Online SourcesWhy do you think the professional site does not list an author’s name?The information was created by the staff of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, rather than an individual author. Sometimes professional sites list individual authors, but often they don’t.POINT OUT that it’s a smart idea for students to compile a bibliography as they do their research. It’s much easier than doing them all at the end. By creating a bibliography as they go, students also can easily return to their sources if they need to.
14 How to Cite a SiteOn professional sites, sometimes it can be difficult to figure out which is the name of the site and whichis the name of the organization. Suggest that students fill in the organization first (for example, FederalBureau of Investigation or National Parks Service), and then look for the website name. Often, thewebsite name is part of the URL.Sites do not always show the date they were last revised. Students should look carefully at the bottom ofthe page where this information often appears.
15 Online news article: http://articles. latimes Make a copy for each student to use as a class project. How to Cite a Site page 1 and page 2 insert to a plastic cover so all classes can use as an example. Online news article and Professional site.
16 Professional Site: http://www.nps.gov/mora/naturescience/index.htm
17 Assessment Answer feedback The correct answer is a, True. Information on websites can easily be changed. It is important to show the date you visited a website because the site might show different information at different times.
18 Assessment Answer feedback The correct answer is c. The website title is Green Living, not “5 Reasons to Start Composting”.
19 Assessment Answer feedback The correct answer is b. A bibliography helps readers decide whether the sources you used are trustworthy.
20 Wrap-Up Why include a bibliography in a report or research project? You can use these questions to assess your students’ understanding of the lesson objectives. Bibliographies tell the readers which sources you used to gather information. They allow others to decide for themselves whether those sources are trustworthy. Bibliographies also show respect to the sources’ authors.
21 Wrap-UpWhy is it better to record your citations as you do research, rather than waiting until the report is finished?If you wait, then you may forget which sources you used. Furthermore, if using websites, the pages often change, so itis better to capture a record of the site at the time you have retrieved the information.
22 Wrap-UpWhat kinds of information should be included in a citation of an online source?Author; title of page, section, or article; website title; date updated or published; dates referenced by student;and the site’s URL in brackets.